Issue of January 14, 2018


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Close to 2,300 outlaws arrested in CAR in 2017

Close to 2, 300 wanted persons, including one with a P4.8-million bounty were arrested in  a string of police operations in the Cordillera in 2017.

ALMOST DONE -- Baguio Water District officials led by General Manager Salvador Royeca inspect the ongoing rehabilitation of the Sto. Tomas Rain Basin, which is expected to be completed by next month. Once the repair works worth more than P90 million are completed, the facility which is capable of holding up to 700,000 cubic meters of water will supply almost 20 percent of the total number of households serviced by the water utility firm every last quarter up to the first quarter of succeeding year. -- Harley Palangchao

BLISTT road to ease up monstrous traffic

Baguio City should be mindful of the things it promotes to attract visitors if it wants to stay true to its being a Character City, a leader in the hospitality and tourism industry reminded.

Out of the total 144 kilometers circumferential road that links Baguio, La Trinidad, Itogon, Sablan, Tuba and Tublay (BLISTT), only 80 kilometers are left to be concreted, according to Benguet Rep. Ronald Cosalan.
Court orders closure of waste transfer site

The M.A. Camilo Freight Services might be facing contempt if it will not follow an earlier court order to totally close and rehabilitate its staging area at Sitio Lamtang, Barangay Puguis in La Trinidad, Benguet.

PHIC fee hike effective Jan 1
Members of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) will pay higher monthly premium contributions starting this month as a result of the health insurance arm’s adjustment in rates to sustain its health programs.
CONTINUING PARTNERSHIP -- The Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (FFCCCII) and the Baguio Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce (BFCCC) turned over six new school buildings to the city of Baguio in a program at the Elpidio Quirino Elementary School in Irisan, Baguio City last week. Here, donors led by Citic Foundation head Chi Jian Li and his family with Mayor Mauricio Domogan and councilors Lilia Fariñas and Edgar Avila unveiled the marker during the ceremonial turnover.
-- Redjie Cawis
PRO-COR LEADERSHIP -- The different provincial and city directors and station commanders of the Cordillera region led by Police Regional Office-Cordillera Director, C/Supt. Francis Elmo Sarona, (3rd from l, seated) were gathered during the traditional New Year’s Call at the regional police headquarters at Camp Bado Dangwa in La Trinidad, Benguet last week. The officers conducted their first command conference of the year to provide updates in their areas of responsibilities.
-- Ofelia Empian
THREATENED FRONTIER -- The Buyog Watershed, one of the major watersheds crucial for the increasing demand for potable water by thousands of Baguio residents, is under threat frompossible encroachment for human settlement. Concerned agencies and local officials, including residents, are on their toes to protect and preserve the watershed.
-- Harley Palangchao
ECONOMIC ENTERPRISE -- There is now a snowballing move to have the management of Benguet General Hospital located in La Trinidad transferred from the provincial government to the Department of Health, as the facility, which is supposedly an economic enterprise, is not self-sustaining. The provincial government has been allocating an average of P40 million from its annual budget for the maintenance of the hospital.
-- Harley Palangchao
SHARING -- The Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center Advisory Board and the Fernando-Rosa Bautista Foundation continue to share blessings through their gift giving to more than 100 male and female inmates at the Baguio City Jail, who were rarely visited by their loved ones during Christmas and New Year. -- Redjie Cawis
READY TO FARM -- The Department of Agriculture-Cordillera through the Philippine Rural Development Project and the La Trinidad Municipal Agricultural Office provided farmers implements to help them in increasing and selling their produce. Here, members of the well-trained La Trinidad Japan Trainees Association get ready to take home a tractor for their farms.
-- Ofelia Empian
UP FOR REVENGE -- Team Lakay’s Geje Eustaquio hopes to settle the score with Kairat Akhmetov when they fight for the interim ONE flyweight world championship belt in the main event of ONE: Global Superheroes at the Mall of Asia Arena on Jan. 26.
-- ONE photo

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January 14, 2018 Issue

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Baguio Country Club
Department of Tourism – CAR
University of Baguio
Venus Parkview Hotel

Congressman Mark O. Go
Department of Health – CAR
Kings College of the Philippines
Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company
Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan
Narda’s Handwoven Arts & Crafts Inc.
Philex Mining Corporation
Pines City Colleges
Province of Benguet
Sangguniang Panlungsod
SM City Baguio
Social Security System

Assumption Medical Diagnostic Center
Baguio Center Mall
Baguio Central University
Baguio Heart and Lung Diagnostic Center Inc.
Baguio Memorial Chapels Incorporated
Baguio Water District
Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources – CAR
C & Triple A Supermart
Congressman Ronald M. Cosalan
Curamed Pharmacy
Data Center College of the Philippines of Baguio City Inc.
Department of Agriculture – CAR
Department of Environment and Natural Resources – CAR
Department of Trade and Industry – CAR
Department of Transportation – CAR
Easter College Incorporated
Fabulo Beauty and Image Salon
Fast East Pacific Commercial
Filipino–Japanese Friendship Association of Northern Luzon, Inc.
GMS Technology
Immigration Network Services, Inc.
La Funeraria Paz, Inc.
Mayor Romeo K. Salda
MMS Development Training Center Corporation
Mother Earth Deli Basket
National Economic & Development Authority–CAR
Overseas Workers Welfare Administration
Philippine Science High School – CARC
R.A. Gapuz Review Center
Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board – CAR
Solibao – Ganza Restaurant
Technical Education and Skills Development Authority
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